Comment from: MikeB [Visitor]
MikeB

I wondered if cleats would work on the euro lace-up style of VFF? Seem like they could provide the needed security.

10/15/09 @ 09:15
Comment from: [Member]

I think the problem is that cleats have to be hard to puncture the ground and lock you into your steps. This hardness in turn requires a hard "upper" -- therein lies the problem. How do you have a flexible VFF upper while having a hard cleat attached to it? Maybe a podded variety of VFF could do it?

10/15/09 @ 09:33
Comment from: danielthepoet [Visitor]  
danielthepoet

I was very surprised earlier this week when I slipped on the wet tile step leading into my house. My VFF Sprints had zero traction on the wet tile and I smashed the toes of my other foot into the tile as I struggled to regain my balance (while holding my little girl).

I'm hopeful that the new KSO Treks will provide some better level of traction for slick wet surfaces.

10/15/09 @ 10:09
Comment from: Cody [Visitor]
Cody

I would think metal spikes would work... but that would be very dangerous.

Sorry to call out Mike. He owned me most of the rest of the day.

10/15/09 @ 13:35
Comment from: Benny [Visitor]
Benny

I tried doing a hard cutting/sprinting/agility workout session on pavement a couple of weeks ago, and it just doesn't work in VFF's (KSO's). I got a couple of blisters on my big toes, and had top-of-foot pain from gripping the pavement with my toes and pushing off and trying to stop. I can only imagine ultimate was the same experience, unfortunately.

I guess the human body wasn't made for such hard cutting movements, which can be verified by the number of ACL and other like injuries incurred from ultimate/soccer/football etc.

10/15/09 @ 20:27
Comment from: Matt [Visitor]  
Matt

I played ultimate frisbee in my sprints and they ripped apart at the seams

02/22/10 @ 12:56
Comment from: Robert MacKenzie [Visitor]
Robert MacKenzie

I just tried my VFF Sprints in ultimate, 3rd day owning them.
They held up, but on really hard cuts, I lost traction on the astroturf and I would go down hard. I think I'll move back to my cleats next week, but I'll keep the VFFs for the rest of the stuff.

05/12/10 @ 02:59
Comment from: David [Visitor]  
David

I think a few "pressure point" cleats would be doable. If not a cleat, then a nub or something. At the base of the pad of the tip big toe and the meaty pad of under the big toe as well as the pad under the other four toes and maybe one on the outer ridge and a wider nub/cleat on the heel.

I just ran in an adventure race and used my VFFs (which i wear pretty much every day and have for over 2 years now). The shoes cleaned faster than others but I had a hard time getting a good grip.

All in all, great shoes! I wear KSOs and a pair of KSO Trek.

05/22/12 @ 00:09


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